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P number: P001946
Old photograph number: C01634
Caption: Helman Head, 4 km. south of Wick, Caithness. Exposed headland with sloping cliff swept clear of its covering of till, soil and vegetation.
Description: Helman Head, 4 km. south of Wick, Caithness. Exposed headland with sloping cliff swept clear of its covering of till, soil and vegetation. The Helman Head Beds are a unit of thinly-bedded flaggy purple siltstones and sandstones forming the upper part of the Berriedale Sandstone Formation (Middle Devonian). In the photo they dip gently seaward at 5-10 degrees. Subvertical joints at 2-5 m. intervals are well seen on the top of the headland, where all till and vegetation cover has been removed by the sea washing over the headland during storms.
Date taken: 01/01/1910
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 336500
Y latitude/northing: 946500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 112.94 KB; 1000 x 715 pixels; 85 x 61 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 189 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Headlands and islands  

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